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Qualcomm’s new quad-core, 1.4GHz processor aimed at mid-range devices

The mid-range market is growing, and so are emerging markets around the world. Both those sectors have something in common, and that’s a price point that most can afford. With so many analysts pointing to that segment as the largest area for growth in the mobile space, Qualcomm has stepped up to deliver a processor that can both deliver on performance, and hit a reasonable price point.

Moto G specs, pricing show a true mid-range contender

Rumors about the Moto G have been floating around for some time, but now it seems to be confirmed as as mid-range dynamo. Like any lower spec phone, it’s not going to wow the tech enthusiasts, but if a leaked advertisement is correct — and the device comes to the US — Motorola may have a tightly wound winner on their hand.

Nexus 5 getting battery boost from Qualcomm’s “envelope tracking”

On paper the Nexus 5 appears to have lots to offer. Aside from being the first handset to run Android 4.4 Kit Kat, there is also a 5-inch Full HD display, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, LTE network support and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The handset also has a 2300 mAh battery, which looks like it will be getting a boost courtesy of Qualcomm.

Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru 2.0 app now offers more feedback

Battery life has been and still is the biggest source of headache among mobile device users and one of the most important concerns of manufacturers. But while we wait for that almost perfect battery, the best we can do is to wisely manage our resource usage in order to curb battery drain. Qualcomm's Snapdragon BatteryGuru app, now at version 2.0, seeks to help users do just that by not making them think about it at all.

Lenovo K-Series smartphones shift from Intel to Qualcomm

Lenovo launched the K900 smartphone with Intel Inside and many had assumed the follow-up device would have a similar Intel processor on the inside. That follow-up is the Lenovo Vibe Z, which was also known as the K910. Regardless though, Lenovo quietly unveiled the handset in China recently and it seems they just as quietly detailed the handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

Qualcomm exec dubs Apple’s 64-bit A7 a “marketing gimmick” [Updated]

Apple created some buzz when they announced the 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s and as we later learned, similar support may not be all that far off for Android. In fact, Samsung, by way of the Korean press, confirmed they would have smartphones with 64-bit processors in the future. Samsung did not offer specifics in terms of the processor at the time, however a recent report from Tech World has revealed that Qualcomm is working on such a chip.

Qualcomm joins rival Wireless Power Consortium board

In a rather surprising and somewhat suspicious move, ARM chip manufacturer Qualcomm has joined the management board of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the group responsible for the popular Qi wireless charging standard. This is despite the fact that Qualcomm is a founding member of the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), another group that is pushing for a rival standard.
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